Children who are poor are often born into poverty. “Poverty engenders poverty and creates a vicious circle.” (3) A child lives in poverty because his family and/or his country is facing poverty. Historically, all nations have at one time or another confronted the question of misery and poverty. Today, extreme poverty affects more than a billion human beings throughout the world. Poverty is on the decline, but the efforts to combat it remain insufficient. However, it is not a question of an unrealistic dream. Solutions exist. What is lacking is real political will on part of the world at large.